If you have not already done so, please read Part 1 of this article by clicking on this link: Answering the Call that Never Came — Pursuing Our Destinies Part 1
Answering the call that never came occurred when I realized that I could no longer wait for a group or organization to recognize the value of my mission and vision. Answering the call that never came when I realized that I could not fit into anyone one else’s “mold”.
My discouragement and despondency continued to persist until I became sick and tired of being sick and tired. When I became sick and tired of being sick and tired, I became willing and motivated to look for solutions.
Through being open to solutions, I had a spiritual awakening. I realized that answering the call I had been waiting for, that never came from outside of me; was already inside of me.
In my willingness, I realized that I no longer needed the approval or validation of an organization, church, employer or a relationship to use my gifts, talents, and abilities.
I realized that I no longer needed to wait for an organization, church, employer or relationship to recognize and validate what I valued and considered essential.
With my realization, I started on a quest to find a way to use my gifts, talents, and abilities to pursue what I valued and considered important.
Through my quest, I discovered that I could use my gifts, talents, and abilities writing and speaking. On February 6, 200, I started on my journey to encourage, motivate, empower and share hope through articles and later video presentations. My delivery would be a web log and I would name that web log — Second Chance to Live.
To read about my quest of discovery, please click on this link: Back Story of Second Chance to Live
Today is the first day of the rest of our lives. What we possess is on the inside of us — our call, our passion. Our call — regardless of our disability or limitations — is waiting to be pursued, one step at a time.
Be bold and courageous my friend. You do not have to wait to be approved or validated. Take one step at a time. And remember; as you walk, the journey involves a process, not a destination.
You will discover how to use your passions You have already been validated. Your call resides within you. Answer the call. And as you walk, trust the process, trust a loving God and trust yourself.
More will be revealed to us.
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another, you only have an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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